About Us

Our Mission


Standard Dynamics, Inc. specializes in print and print finishing solutions for businesses large and small throughout the upper Midwest. Building on over 80 years of experience and well-established relationships, our team brings superior expertise and genuine passion to everything we do. 

Our mission is to bring the latest technologies to the evolving needs of our valued customers, backed by the advanced expertise of our outstanding, award-winning service technician team. We are passionate about improving your business!

 Our dedication to providing the very best product and service to our customers has led to long-lasting relationships. We are most proud of these partnerships and love hearing the success stories of our customers!

We thrive on continuous engagement with our clients, from identifying a potential technology solution through servicing equipment with our award-winning service technician team for many years to come.

MEET OUR TEAM



AL HILLMANN

President
Al has been a professional in the printing industry for over 45 years. In 1983, He and wife, Victoria, moved to Minnesota from Wisconsin after purchasing Standard Dynamics, Inc. Al has constantly evolved our product line to represent and deliver the finest technological innovations to his customers.

  Al was awarded with the 2017 Graphic Arts Industry Leader of the Year Award at the Printing Industry Midwest Star of Excellence Banquet, an award selected by past winners - many of which are our customers!A true ‘hands on’ leader, Al can often be found learning and testing new equipment for countless hours in our demonstration room, either alone or alongside his valued service technician team.

He enjoys pheasant hunting with his buddy, Teddy, fishing and is he genuinely interested in the lives of his family, friends and Standard Dynamics team. As a former wrestler, Al attends both area high school and college meets.

TEDDY

Head of Security + Official PIM Annual Golf Outing Mascot

Teddy has been greeting our visitors for the past two years, sometimes a little too enthusiastically. He especially enjoys the regular stops by our USPS delivery specialist, UPS and FedEx drivers.

Teddy just completed his third consecutive year as the official mascot of the Printing Industry Midwest Annual Golf Tournament, where he poses with each team at the Standard Dynamics-sponsored Hole-In-One for a picture, with the biggest smile of anyone at the tournament! The downside to that day is that he's not allowed to chase or fetch the golf balls.

DENISE BISHOP

Customer Service Representative
Denise has been taking excellent care of our customers for 13 years. She was nominated for the Midwest CSR of the Year Award, and continues to wow customers with her quick response time, warm demeanor and extensive knowledge of our products and services. 

She loves the outdoors and nature, but her biggest passion is for animals. With a tender heart, Denise has a passion for taking care everyone...from coworkers, to customers, to her many pets!

DAVE LIMBERG

Finance Manager
Dave has been associated with the printing industry for 25 years, and at Standard Dynamics, Inc. for 20 years. His area of expertise is accounting; however he started with us as equipment trainer. Dave says he has been here for so many years because of co-workers that are hardworking and dedicated along with the top-of-the-line products and services. 

His passion is family time, including being a grandparent, traveling and camping.


LIZZIE HILLMANN-BUTCH

Marketing Manager
Lizzie bring her diverse expertise in design, visual merchandising, and marketing to every contribution at Standard Dynamics. Although she joined the team just this year, she has had been involved in the industry all her life with Al being her father! 

Lizzie is obsessed with fitness and wellness, often trying new healthy recipes. She also designs apparel for a Minneapolis based activewear apparel company, MAI.

LOLA FAUFAU

Brand Enthusiast & Consultant
Although she has left 'city life' behind and no longer works full time with Standard Dynamics, she continues to be part of the Standard Dynamics family and consults with us on special projects!

Lola is a well-known public relations professional throughout the Midwest's printing industry. Lola's passion is making connections and identifying resources for customers, along with a competitive game of golf. 

JOE HILLMANN

Service Technician/Trainer
Joe has been involved in the printing industry for over 7 years, including 4 years at Standard Dynamics. He is a trusted partner and knowledgable resource for our customers with installations and ongoing training needs. 

Joe enjoys the large variety of customers he works with and the wide range of equipment that Standard Dynamics offers. Joe's expertise is finding solutions for both the small in-plant office and the large-scale production plants. In his spare time, Joe is busy in his woodworking shop, hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities.

CHRIS STARK

Service Technician
An amazing asset to Standard Dynamics for over 19 years, Chris is an equipment wizard when it comes to assisting our customers with identifying solutions to make sure production returns as soon as possible when equipment repairs are needed. 

Chris enjoys hunting and many other activities with his son and traveling to the UK to visit relatives of his wife. We appreciate Chris for his service in the United States Army.

KEVIN OVERSTAKE

Service Technician
Kevin has been with Standard Dynamics for 3 years. He has an Associates Degree in mechanical engineering and design and loves to work on machines. He started his career in customer service in 1984 at GBR Systems. His favorite venue is a bowling alley and also enjoys auto repair.

CHAD CARLSON

Service Technician
Chad strengthens the service team with his experience of operating print finishing equipment for 14 years and machine operating for 25 years. He is knowledgeable of our equipment, especially folding, saddlestitching, cutting and perfect binding. Customers enjoy having Chad around when repairs and maintenance are needed. Chad's passions are street rodding, anything motorized and hunting.

DAVE RIBICH

Part-Time Service Technician
Dave recently joined Standard Dynamics to specifically handle our “North Country” region. Dave brings a wealth of experience in printer and finishing repair and 34 years in the office equipment business. Dave enjoys woodworking and spending weekends at his off-grid cabin. He also enjoys rifle and bowhunting and fishing. He is most proud of his two daughters, Hailey and Mareena, both in or graduated from college.


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